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, thank you for joining us. we appreciate it. next, washington sees china as a ri >>> over the past decade china has been improving its mill care capabilities -- military capabilities bullying its neighbors into making concessions. hardly a week goes by without some incident over disputed islands claimed byline and its neighbors. -- by china and its neighbors. meanwhile washington has been moving to bolster alicenses with japan, south korea and australia. what's the region's view of beijing and how is washington's renewed focus on asia being received? here with answers is our very own man in asia wendell minnick in town for his annual visit to washington from taipei. welcome wendell. >> thank you. >> so how is china and specifically its military modernization viewed in the region including china's fielding of a new aircraft carrier? >> well, each country has a different perspective oncoming's military modernization. the philippine is the most concerned about it obviously. they have a very weak navy. both of them have claims to the south china sea and these disputes are flaring up of course
there are concerns in washington. how is this new leader going to be looking at the roast of the world and -- rest of the world and dealing with countries like the united states and the region? >> well -- i think like i said he qualifies as being somebody who's probably a nationalist and probably proud of what china's done in the last 30 years, china now is the world's second largest economy and taking a greater role across the world. so i think he's someone who maybe perhaps a little bit sensitive to what china's stature or is how people may perceive the slights to its -- to its interests. but i'm not sure that we should see a really dramatic change in the way china has behaved. >> is the -- and i can't believe that it's 2012 and still talking about bureaus but obviously you know in a communist country that's an important organization. what is the composition of the bureau tell us about how he's going to lead or how much leash he's going to have to do what he wants? >> well, i think given that a lot of his people who are supposed to be allies of him have made it to the hop. it suggests he may hav
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